Maryland Expanding Coronavirus Testing Sites

Upper Marlboro, Maryland (Wednesday, May 20, 2020) – Coronavirus testing is now open in Maryland to anyone who wants to know their status.  Governor Larry Hogan Tuesday signed an executive order making free testing available at state sites without an appointment, a doctor’s notice, and even if you don’t have any symptoms.

Officials are hoping these new guidelines will allow the state to have a truer picture of the pandemic.  The move comes as Maryland’s number of infections has topped 41,000 with 1,963 deaths.  Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties continue to be hard hit by the crisis.  The new testing sites will be at emissions inspection sites in Hyattsville, Clinton, and Glen Burnie and at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Baltimore County.

Prince George’s County has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the state and county leaders have been critical of Governor Hogan, saying he has not done enough to place resources in the county.  Prince George’s has 12,240 cases as of Wednesday morning with 424 deaths.  Montgomery County has 8,950 infections and 465 COVID-19 related fatalities.